With the UAE being the first nation in the Middle East and North Africa (MENA) region to commit to the global goal to reach Net Zero by 2050, the transition to a cleaner, greener world is underway. To achieve this within the required timeframe, businesses and individuals across the Emirates all have a vital part to play.

Recycling is critical to win the race to carbon neutral. Using recycled materials saves energy and so reduces emissions of greenhouse gases. In helping to reduce air and water pollution, we alleviate the strain on the natural world and conserve precious resources.

Currently, the United Arab Emirates (UAE) generates an annual 6.5 million tonnes of waste, the equivalent of more than 14 Burj Khalifas. Dubai’s new environmental strategy aims to boost recycling rates, meet international standards for emissions and sustainability and help propel the emirate towards its goal of sending zero waste to landfills by 2030 and meet the United Nations’ 17 Sustainable Development Goals. The aim is to directly contribute to reducing the size of Dubai’s landfill sites which cover an area of around 1.6 million square metres. Once reclaimed, this land can be earmarked for housing, ​​green spaces, parks, and public services.

CERVIC ENVIRONMENT: 50 Years Of Expertise In Waste Management Products & Street Furniture

Spanish brand Cervic Environment has specialised in the design and production of recycling bins and street furniture for over 50 years. Now available in the UAE at the SANIPEX GALLERY, Cervic’s range of waste management products are not only stylish but offer a highly functional solution by which to contribute to Dubai’s 2030 sustainability goals and the UAE Net-Zero by 2050 initiative.

Available for both indoor and outdoor use, Cervic’s recycling bins are designed to provide the best possible solution in line with the end use of each product. As well as being versatile, the recycling products offer a range of innovative features, from different emptying systems designed to be safe, ergonomic and clean, to self-extinguishing features to reduce fire risk.

Cervic’s products undergo rigorous functional and resistance tests under real-life conditions to guarantee both reliability and performance. Cervic is certified by AENOR under the standard UNE 166.002 for innovation and development management.

Highlights from the Cervic Environment Waste Management collection

A striking contemporary design in a soft bronze Corten finish, the Valencia Bin is formed from durable galvanised steel and offers a substantial 100-litre capacity.

The Oslo Urban Bin comes complete with a handy built-in ashtray feature. Made from robust galvanised steel and with an impressive 75-litre capacity, the sleek styling of this street-ready solution will fit right into any chic urban environment.

The Edinburgh 3 Type Open Top Bin is an excellent option for offices and high-traffic spaces with its 180-litre capacity and long-lasting galvanised steel body. An efficient and long-lasting solution for sorting waste.

Crafted from durable galvanised steel, the 60-litre Altea Self Closing Bin in light grey is an attractive solution with a clean contemporary design and a swing lid for easy waste disposal.

The sleek and slimline Alicante Recycling Bin has a 45-litre capacity, making it the ideal option for smaller areas where space is at a premium. Available in white or light grey finishes, Alicante’s compact body is constructed from robust galvanised steel.